Access to basic healthcare
Project Aarogyam was initiated to provide access to basic medical facilities to the underprivileged sections in villages, with a special emphasis on students, women, and elderly people.The general health condition of people staying in rural India and urban slums is poor. Every summer and rainy season there is a diarrhea outbreak. In winter there are cough and cold problems. All through the year there is a trend of water-borne diseases. It was in this backdrop that Literacy India set up the health project.
Our project includes direct support to beneficiaries through which they can avail medical treatment, referral services, health camps, regular health check-ups, eye check-up and dental check-up.
Highlights of 2019 -20
- The health programme benefitted more 6,358 community members of which 80 per cent were women and children.
- Health camps were organised at Noida, Gurugram, Delhi and Kolkata to provide a deeper understanding about the importance of health and hygiene at a personal level and for the family at large.
- Three eye camps and two dental camps were organised at Noida, Gurugram, Delhi and Kolkata with the support of Global Analytics India, Bry Air Asia, Desiccant Rotors International, Verifone India, Manav Jyot Organisation and PHD Rural Development Foundation.
- 10 students were provided cosmetic dentistry treatment by Pushpdant Dental Clinic.